Staff Profile: Kate Thomas

Ten years ago, I made the decision to leave New Zealand and move to Abu Dhabi to travel the world as Cabin Crew for Etihad Airways. I loved my time as Crew and got to see some amazing places, work with great people and made lifelong friends. After 2 years though, it was time to put my feet back on the ground and I started working at BIS Abu Dhabi as the receptionist. It has been amazing to see the school grow from only 500 students in Primary to where is it today, 1750 students all the way up to Year 13 and to be one of the top schools in Abu Dhabi. Over the past 8 years, I have worked as a Receptionist, a Teaching Assistant and now I am the PA for the Head of Secondary.

I met my husband over here in Abu Dhabi 8 years ago and we have two amazing kids. Paige is 6, she is in Year 1 here at BIS Abu Dhabi, she is my quiet little dancer and George is 2, he is my little daredevil boy. I love to travel and have been to many different countries, and my favourite place is Thailand. In my spare time I like to relax and watch movies with my kids. I also love to bake and hope to open my own business one day when we settle back in New Zealand. In the meantime, we still have plenty of places to visit and things to see on this side of the world, so I plan on making every day count.

Kate Thomas, PA to the Head Of Secondary